The first lockdown
Covid-19 had a devastating effect on healthcare services across the country and as we know cancer services have been impacted as well.
Following the first lockdown in March 2020, breast screening services were essentially halted for six months in most areas leaving a backlog of over 500,000 eligible women waiting for screening. Screening services have reopened, addressing this backlog and seeing new women for screening has meant ongoing delays.
Help Us Help You
The NHS Help Us Help You campaign is aimed to make sure that people worried about or affected by cancer know how to get the help they need too. Many people have been worried about ‘bothering’ their doctor with new symptoms during the pandemic, but as we all know, early diagnosis and treatment for breast and other cancers is vital.
Our current services
We continue to provide support to many more people across the world through our popular network of self-help films and audio files available via our website and these films are also available on YouTube. These include a support group, a variety of exercise classes, lymphoedema awareness, mindfulness, healthy eating and much more. People tell us that they feel much less alone after engaging with these.